Helpful East Midlands Airport Information
East Midlands Airport is a fair sized airport that is continually improving and expanding. With many facilities including restaurants, shops, bars and cafes, you’ll find everything you need for the perfect start to your trip, whether it’s business or pleasure.
One of the unique aspects of East Midlands Airport is that it also has the Aeropark, which is run completely by local volunteers.
Located at the northwest corner of the airport site, it’s an attraction in its own right, so if you’re traveling from East Midlands Airport, you should definitely allow a little extra time before you travel to go and check out the amazing aircraft on display there.
Eating at the Airport
Feeling hungry? Well, East Midlands Airport has plenty of options to satisfy your hunger. Before security you’ll find Leon, which offers a tasty selection of fast food, or you can grab a much-needed coffee at Flat White Coffee Club upon arrival to get you through checking-in.
The departure lounge is home to the New Food Court, which offers a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and bars to suit everyone, including Frankie & Benny’s, Flat White Coffee Company, Burger King and Castle Rock Taproom & Kitchen.
For sausage enthusiasts, you have to visit the new Pork & Pickle. This brand new coffee shop, not only sells beverages, but also some of the best sourced sausages to fill you up (in case the name didn't give it away)!
When it comes to shops there’s no real surprises… WH Smith, Superdrug, Dixons, Boots, Superdrug… the usual! Although, the World Duty Free Shop is always full of great deals on fragrances, cosmetics, spirits, tobacco and designer accessories, so it’s always worth a look.
Plus, there’s is an Aviation Gift Centre before security, so if you fancy getting an interesting novelty gift or doing something different to pass the time at the airport, why not pick up a pair of binoculars and watch the planes?
Don’t forget that if you see a bargain at the airport that is just too good to miss, they also offer a Collect On Return service for purchases you don’t want to take away with you, as well as Dixon’s home delivery service for bulkier items.
As far as Wi-Fi is concerned, you’ll get 60-minutes of free access, which will give you plenty of time to check your emails and do the standard Facebook status before you fly.
The usual no smoking in the terminal building rules apply here, but there are designated areas outside the terminal building, as well as a convenient airside smoking area once you’re through security.
East Midlands Airport VIP Lounges
Fancy a break from the hustle and bustle? Well, why not book yourself a place in the brand new Escape Lounge at East Midlands Airport, where you can enjoy complimentary refreshments and unlimited free Wi-Fi in relaxing surroundings.
Head to our East Midlands Airport Lounges page where you'll find information on all of the VIP airport lounge packages available. A great way to truly relax before a flight away from the noise and crowds.
Car Parking at East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport offers a whole range of parking options, which includes on-site and off-site parking. Most of the on-site parking allows you to park your car near the terminal and walk to the terminal within minutes.
The on-site parking option is popular with passengers who simply want to be able to park their car and stroll to the terminal. Other options available are the off-site car parks that provide a transfer service to the airport’s terminal.
Also available at East Midlands Airport is a Meet and Greet service that provides a simplified way of parking your car at the airport.
To compare all the best prices and to find out more about the East Midlands Airport car parking options, please visit our East Midlands Car Parking Page.
Hotels at East Midlands Airport
There are a large number of East Midlands Airport Hotels available for passengers to relax before their flight. Some of these hotels offer on-site parking, which reduces the cost of parking at the airport.
The airport hotels that offer on-site parking provide a free shuttle service to the airport terminal and provide guests with a number they can call to return to the hotel after their holiday.
One popular East Midlands Airport Hotel is the four-star Radisson Blu Hotel, which provide guest with a restaurant, bar, gym, swimming, and internet access. The airport hotel is eight minutes away from East Midlands Airport and provides a free transfer service.
To find out about all the East Midlands Airport Hotels available, and to compare the best prices, please visit our East Midlands Airport Hotels page.